Following a career in the South Center region of IU Health, Bedford native Julia A. Tummers has joined Southern Indiana Community Health Care as Operations Director, according to Nancy Radcliff, CEO. “Given our current facility expansion and services growth, we needed an experienced executive who could support and enhance our ongoing commitment to high-quality patient care and outcomes,” said Radcliff. “Julia Tummers has already been helping us positively build on our near 50-year-old foundation in her new role as Operations Director.”
In her new position, Tummers is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing Southern Indiana Community Health Care operations. Her stated goal is to achieve the most efficient and effective delivery of top-quality care and operations for patients, providers and the entire staff at Community Health Care. She will oversee facility operations in Crawford, Lawrence, Orange, and Washington counties.
According to Radcliff, Tummers’ duties will include overseeing a project team, a quality team, and other operational staff in the programmatic and clinical parts of Community Health Care, including actively supporting and mentoring staff in their career development.
“Southern Indiana Community Health Care is already a wonderful place to work,” Tummers said. In addition to fostering a supportive and caring work and family atmosphere, Tummers said she hopes “to further build on existing strong operations by developing stronger lines of communication, making sure our policies and procedures are clear and precise, keeping Community Health Care compliant with relevant regulations and guidelines, and staying on target as an organization.”
That focus includes ensuring that Community Health Care aligns with its faith-driven mission of providing high-quality, comprehensive, community-sensitive healthcare utilizing Christ-oriented principles.
Tummers noted that she came to Community Health Care in part to fulfill a personal goal. “I have been boldly praying for the opportunity to serve my home community with heart and talents in a position where I have the ability to serve God boldly and without restraint,” she explained, adding that she regarded her new position as “a true blessing from God.”
She graduated from the Bloomington campus of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree that included two minors from the IU School of Public Health. Tummers and her husband Randy live in Mitchell, where the couple enjoys boating and other activities with their extended family (including five adult children and seven grandchildren).
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About the Southern Indiana Community Health Care nonprofit organization – Well-known as a high-impact health care provider committed to continuity of care, the nonprofit Southern Indiana Community Health Care (CHC) organization is committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive, community-sensitive health care utilizing Christ-centered principles to medically underserved, rural communities. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), CHC serves as a “safety net” provider for vulnerable populations and focuses on increasing access to primary care services for Medicaid and Medicare patients in rural communities. CHC offers medical care in medically underserved areas of Crawford, Lawrence, Orange, and Washington counties. Southern Indiana Community Health Care is a member of the National Health Services Corps and receives program funding from the Health Resources and Services. For more information, please visit: https://sichc.org/